This role will be responsible for the coordination and facilitation of engagements on 18 Asian focus companies in alignment with the goals of the Climate Action 100+ initiative. This will include assisting the Senior Manager with engagement co-ordination, tracking and monitoring of signatory activity, rollout of global projects at Asian markets, facilitating webinars and meetings, and assisting with signatory research needs. The role will also be a key member of the engagement co-ordination working groups and other working groups related to company benchmarking and sector decarbonisation.
The role reports to the Senior Manager, Climate Action 100+. Specific duties include:
o Climate Action 100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark
o Signatory Accountability and Review
o Development of new indicators to the CA100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark
o Global Sector Strategies
o On-boarding new Asian signatories
Qualifications and experience
Work arrangements and salary
This is a full-time 12-month contract position with possibility for extension. This role can be based in any major Asian financial centre where the candidate has the eligibility to work, with additional regional travel as required. Note: some of the global working groups require attendance at meetings and calls outside of standard business hours.
Working in an industry association is about working in a small environment where people's opinions are valued and listened to. We encourage open communication and transparency and promote a dynamic work environment.
The goal of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is to engage and cooperate with Asia based asset owners, investors and the global investment community around climate finance and investment. The group is a private forum of regional investors with the aim of peer to peer collaboration and learning about the impacts of the risks and opportunities climate change presents to their portfolios. Projects the group undertakes aim to assist in facilitating dialogue and engagement with other Asian investors, companies and regulators in the transition to a low carbon global economy. Investors in the region are invited from China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and the Pacific.
About Climate Action 100+
The Climate Action 100+ is an initiative led by investors to engage with the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to improve their performance in addressing climate change. To date, over 540 investors with more than USD $52 trillion in assets under management have signed on to the initiative. This initiative was developed and launched by five global investor organisations, including the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, Investor Group on Climate Change, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Ceres and the Principles for Responsible Investment. The Climate Action 100+ Asia and Asia ex-Japan Working Group is comprised of over 80 signatories for Asian-specific engagements. They engage with 33 focus companies in the region, of which AIGCC coordinates 18 company engagement teams, with PRI managing the other 15. The engagement agenda focuses on improved climate governance including lobbying and remuneration, emissions reduction targets and strategies, and disclosure using the TCFD framework including scenario analysis.